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How to Get More Out of Holy Communion

How to Get More Out of Holy Communion Written by a saint who had a special devotion to the Eucharist Beautiful, encouraging guidance Learn what you must do - and must not do - after Holy Communion in order to maximize its effects in your soul Looking for happiness in this life? How Holy Communion is…

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How to Get More Out of Holy Communion & 7 Secrets of Confession (2 Book Set)

How to Get More Out of Holy Communion   Gain more grace — and more joy — from Holy Communion. If going to Mass and taking Communion has become just another routine for you, don't assume that indifference is an ordinary part of growing mature in the Faith. On the contrary: your…


Seventeen Steps to Heaven & 7 Secrets of the Eucharist (2 Book Set)

…He gives you solid ways to look squarely at the reality and love of God and to root out contrary attachments in your life, showing you how to improve your confessions, pray more fervently, and let the fact of God’s love and the joys of Heaven inspire you to be holy. Refreshingly unlike many…


A Devotional Journey Into The Mass & Understanding The Mass: 100 Questions, 100 Answers (2 Book Set)

…action items for the next time you go to Mass, and much, much more to awaken in you the bright spirit of joyful devotion that we are all called to have at Mass.   Understanding The Mass - 100 Questions, 100 Answers  You might be surprised by how much you've missed in your understanding…

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Splendor of the Saints & Angels and Saints (2 Book Set)

…Language:  English 2 book set Splendor of the Saints: How They Dazzle the World and Shape History Vivid, compelling read Angels and Saints: A Biblical Guide to Friendship with God's Holy Ones The amazing stories of many saints and angels that motivate us to live more spiritual lives

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How Holy Week is Celebrated Around the World

…width="915"] Celebrating Semana Santa (Holy week) in Quito, Ecuador[/caption] GET THE MOST OUT OF HOLY WEEK For those who are not able to go out and follow the processions and all the religious activities, there are still ways to meditate and feel closer to God during Holy Week, such as praying the…

Getting Ready for First Communion Season

…in the Holy Eucharist. Do they understand the importance of this Sacrament? See our guide on How to Spiritually Prepare Your Child for First Communion. STILL NEED MORE IDEAS? Visit our First Communion Gift and Party Ideas to learn more about this Sacrament and get additional ideas on how to choose…

How To Offer Up Your Intentions At Mass

…short. We only get a limited number of opportunities to participate in the Mass and to receive Holy Communion in this life. We must make good use of these precious gifts, and not miss out on our chances to apply the infinite merits of Jesus to ourselves and those we love. The more Masses we attend…

How To Experience The Sacred Triduum With Children

…(the first day of Lent). Holy Thursday Holy Thursday is the first night of the Triduum. On that first Holy Thursday, Jesus washed the feet of His disciples to show us how to be charitable to others. It is important for us to be charitable, too, to our family members and to friends, neighbors, and…

Everything You Need to Know about the Holy Year of Mercy

…afflicted; Pray for the living and the dead. GET STARTED Take some time to pray and consider how you will celebrate this Extraordinary Jubilee in the life of Church. Don't let it pass by without taking advantage of the tremendous graces that are being held out to you from the treasures of the Mercy…

Our 2016 First Communion Gift Guide Video

Communion, our top recommendations are listed below. You can find all of them by clicking here to our First Holy Communion gifts collection.  We think you'll enjoy our latest arrivals! And be sure to check out our video below showing off some of our particular favorites. OUR 2016 FIRST COMMUNION

Saints 911: How to Ask a Saint for Help and Protection

…Our Father, the Hail Mary, and the Glory Be. Be worthy. If you want to be more holy and worthy to receive what you ask, making a good confession beforehand and receiving Holy Communion is a must. Of course, the best person to advise you in this matter is your priest; I am just sharing my experience,…

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First Communion Gift and Party Ideas

…most holy of events. Check out our line of First Communion accessories here . Remember, this is just a guide. Use these ideas to get you started and add your own personal touches along the way to make your child's First Communion as memorable and unique as possible. However you choose to celebrate…

Pray a Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

…earth making our way to heaven (the Church Militant), so we who are alive on earth can pray for the holy souls in purgatory (the Church Suffering). And, if we pray for them, they will pray for us in return in gratitude for helping them get to heaven more quickly. Read more What Do Catholics Really…

3 Ways to Spiritually Prepare Your Child for Their First Communion

…First Holy Communion is a Big Deal Unfortunately, though, with all the things that need to be done to get ready for the day,  it’s more than easy to get lost in the hustle and completely neglect the most important thing of all—spiritually preparing your child for their special day. It’s tempting to

9 Ways To Turn Mindfulness Into "God-full-ness"

…5. Get on your knees. I was recently at a meeting for parents of children preparing to receive First Holy Communion at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Charlotte, NC. Father Reid, the pastor, explained that the communion rail at the church is a blessing for parishioners who get on their knees to receive…

What Happened to Francisco & Jacinta Marto After Fatima

…water, getting out of bed to kneel in prayer, and not turning over in bed during the night. She desired very much to attend daily Mass like Lucia, but was too sick to do so. Lucia would visit her daily on her way home from receiving Holy Communion. One one of these visits Jacinta said to her, “Come…

9 Practical Tips to Help You Stay Focused at Mass

…grace. This will help to settle you down and keep you attentive. More time is better, but a few minutes is better than none at all. This may take practice, but over time you can develop the habit. 3. Sit close to the front. Another good reason to get to Mass a bit early is to get a free seat in one…

A Latina Woman's Reluctant Journey to Wearing a Mantilla

…seems that more and more women are bringing back the tradition of wearing chapel veils at Mass. How does a woman come to change her belief about practicing an old Catholic custom in such a modern world? Here is the account of my reluctant journey to wearing a mantilla. To Wear or Not to Wear One day…

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Prayer Cards/Holy Cards

…verse to hand out to all the guests at their party. Now don't just think of a kid's party … aren't we all children of God and supposed to be kids at heart when it comes to our faith? Sacramental Celebration Card – Whether you're celebrating your or someone you love's, Baptism, Holy

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The Best-Sellers: Our Ultimate Advent & Christmas Gift Guide

…that hold the gifts that the three wise men presented to the Child Jesus.  Each of the unique wooden boxes are hand made and adorned with brass appliqué of filigree and stars to capture how these gifts may have been presented by the Three Kings more than 2000 years ago.  This gift set also includes…

A Thankful Heart Is A Happy Heart (And It Starts At Mass)

…the Bread of Life, the Fountain of Holiness, the Giver of all Good; to Thee we ascribe glory, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen. Do you have a special prayer of thanks that you say after receiving Holy Communion? If you do, share it with us in the comments…

Imitating Mary's 10 Amazing Virtues

to God, including his intellect and his will. * How Mary demonstrated Lively Faith: Mary completely submitted herself to God in an energetic way. She joyfully surrendered herself to the Lord. * How we can live out this virtue: Faith is a gift from God! To receive a gift, we must be in communion with…

Highlights from Pope Francis’ 2nd Day in the USA (DC & NYC)

to think about the missionary labors of St. Junipero Serra centuries ago, and how it has led to this moment?  This is the fruit of the Communion of Saints working with Christ to evangelize and redeem souls. After his speech, Pope Francis steps out onto the balcony to greet the crowds waiting to see…